I ran across this picture on Glamour.com’s “21 Healthy Snacking Tips.” Does anyone else think this stock photo was a poor choice? I was expecting the tip to read “When purchasing snacks in the grocery store, watch out for creepy, lurking men, who obviously keep sharp knives hidden behind their backs.”
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As if having a repeat of stomach problems (thanks to a recall on a box of Lucky Charms) hasn’t been annoying enough this summer, Monday before the Yankees game I started getting a sore throat. I instantly started feeling fatigued, but I threw on a hoodie and went to the game anyway. Tuesday I was feeling alright, until I started feeling completely run down when I got home at 830. Wednesday I woke up with a sore throat and a headache that gradually got worse. By the end of the day I was a whiny, miserable mess. It’s Friday afternoon, and I’m still a whiny, miserable mess (though I’ve managed to pull myself together for work— somewhat). I’ve been taking Sudafed every 4 hours; drinking OJ, tea, Gatorade and Emergen-C; using Ayr; and eating soft foods for three days. Last night I thought I was starting to get better, but I woke up this morning worse than ever. It felt like I had golfballs in my throat. Wait, not just golfballs; razorblade golfballs. My head is so congested that it’s actually making me dizzy. And every time I take Sudafed I feel like what I’d imagine some crazy, laced drugs from the 70s would make me feel like. I don’t handle pills very well; so I try to avoid them at all costs. But since it’s almost my birthday, and my mom is on an airplane on her way to visit right now, I absolutely could NOT ignore this! I actually went to the doctor today.
First post from the new iPhone! So far, I love it! Despite the fact that I still, to this day, two years later, HATE not having a physical keyboard. But Apple really has a dominant hold on me. It’s like once I have an Apple product, nothing else could come close to replacing it. So I guess I’m stuck for life- or at least until someone else comes out with something even cooler!
Anyway, LOVING it! It’s so much faster, and I don’t have apps crashing every 3 minutes! I think I’m going to be a lot more productive! This will be great for my new project I’m working on; especially the ability to shoot in low light and HD video!
*I wrote this yesterday, but of course, my awesome first generation iPhone would only save it as a draft.
I’m sitting at the DMV in Herald Square, waiting to finish some paperwork (or something) for my very first New York State drivers license! Finally! I’ve only been living here for 4 years…
I finally got around to uploading some pictures I took while in Ohio. Aside from the usual party pictures, I took some photos of what was left from the June 5th tornado(es) that hit Millbury & Lake Township. I took the photos exactly one month later so most of the debris was cleaned up, but you can still see how the path of the tornado completely leveled some houses; leaving nothing but a huge hole in the ground. This EF-4 tornado hit only 6 miles from my parent’s house, and the path was 8 miles long (obviously not in the same direction). I was in a car taking all of these photos while driving by, but check ‘em out for yourself here.
I’m still alive, I swear! I’ve been crazy busy lately, but I’ve accomplished a ton over the past few days (except for sleeping). I feel like I’m back in school again- working full time (except now I’m writing at least 9 hours a day, not sitting on my ass answering phones. The fact that I’ve been completely broke adds to that feeling too).
To sum up the chaos of the past two weeks, after I got back from Ohio I jumped right into a project that I was clearly incapable of doing. I spent every single minute outside of work writing, shooting, and editing three 30-second spots for a competition. I created everything in the spots— from cutting together new and old vacation footage, to recording sound effects and the voiceover, to playing and recording a song on my guitar. Apparently I need to keep reminding myself that I am not an art director or video editor by any means. I’ve got years of pracitce ahead of me before I can create something of semi-decent quality. But nonetheless, I didn’t let that stop me. I completed all three spots and submitted them 2 whole hours before the deadline! Maybe I’ll post them on YouTube in a few days after the competition is over… Then again, maybe not.
After spending 18 bajillion hours at my computer, I got wicked sick after eating Lucky Charms. Ridiculous, I know. So that had me bed-ridden for a good 24 hours or so. That same day, my laptop decided to completely crap out on me while I was working from bed. Not cool. And yes, I am accepting donations for a new Macbook Pro via PayPal, cash, or checks!
I also spent one evening designing business cards for a friend of mine. Again, not to self, you are NOT an art director!
I’m starting a new, independent project that’s 10x larger than anything I’ve ever done in the past. And I couldn’t be more excited! I’m hoping for an early fall launch if all goes well, but don’t be surprised if we see some snow on the ground before I’m ready to go live with it. I hope not though! Things are about to get really exciting around my tiny portion of this huge, partially-covered-by-oil globe. Especially if I win that commercial contest that I’ve entered.
Alas, it’s Friday once again. The week has flown by, and I’m finding it hard to believe that it’s already mid-July. On the plus side, I’m heading out to Montauk and maybe even the Hamptons on Sunday for the very first time! Expect many photos!
For now, I’m going to sit back with this bottle glass of Pinot Noir, listen to some tunes by The Album Leaf, and do research for my new project. Oh, and upload some new photos to Flickr, so stay tuned!
Happy Canada Day to my long lost, majorly extended family; and the fictional-character-that-should-be-my-best-friend-if-only-you-were-real pal Robin Scherbatsky! Let’s celebrate by watching some hockey and drinking some Molsons! Oh yeah, wrong season…
Downtown Toledo, Ohio over the Maumee River
After almost immediately checking out of the overcrowded Pirate party last night, I went over to a bar with a few people “just to use the bathroom” before getting on the train home. A couple of beers later, I was involved in a conversation about the Midwest; Ohio in particular. One guy told me how he’d stayed the night in Bowling Green, where I proceeded to remind him that BGSU was once listed as the #1 most STD-ridden college in the entire United States according to Playboy Magazine. Another guy was telling me that everyone he meets from Ohio is extremely humble and overall a good human being. I told him, “well most of us that come from Ohio didn’t grow up with much, so anything we do in New York is a step up, so we don’t take it for granted. We’re not like these New York kids who grew up with nanny’s and family vacations in Europe.”
I got to thinking about it a little later on, and I think he was right for the most part. Some of the best, most down to earth, amazing people I know are those who grew up in Ohio and moved the hell out. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still a handful of good souls left in Ohio, but those who are motivated enough to get out of there tend to be the ones that are constantly craving more while keeping that humble Midwestern attitude. They’re grateful for every single step they take in the right direction, and they don’t take their opportunities for granted. Maybe that’s because they know they’re doing better than they would be doing back in Ohio?
Are you or someone you know from Ohio, or maybe just the Midwest in general? Are you/they awesome, or totally lame? Have you noticed any other areas of the country or world where people tend to be genuinely awesome? I’m proud of my Ohio roots. I’ve (thankfully) come a long way since living there, but I think the atmosphere in which I was raised has only pushed me to crave more, while forcing me to appreciate it just the same.
With a headline like this, is there really any need to read the story?
Random things like this make me happy.